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Milo Ryan Phonoarchive (CBS Radio News): Listen

A guide to the Milo Ryan Phonoarchive of 20th century radio CBS Radio News broadcasts.

Preservation and Access

UW Libraries is working with CBS to digitize, preserve, and make the Phonoarchive available online for noncommercial research and study. As of February 2017, we have digitized nearly two thirds of the collection--some 1,000 reels (this work is supported by the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment). While we continue to work with CBS on an agreement that will allow us to post these recordings online, you can listen to a selection to the right and on our SoundCloud page. If you are in Seattle and want to access all the reels we have digitized thus far, visit our Archival Jukebox, located on the 3rd floor of Allen Library. Let us know if you are coming and we will do our best to be sure the recordings you are interested in are loaded onto the Jukebox ( 

Selected Recordings on Soundcloud